British Society of Gastrointestinal & Abdominal Radiology
The British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) is a Special Interest Group of
the Royal College of Radiologists and provides a forum for imaging, intervention and research in the care
of patients with abdominal disease.
The BSGAR aims to cover all areas of GI and Abdominal Radiology and to support consultants working in
these fields. It also wishes to encourage trainees who hope to make a career in this field.
Specifically, BSGAR aims to:
1. Act as a forum for the practice and development of abdominal and GI radiology
2. Support and promote national initiatives in research and audit in GI and Abdominal Radiology
3. Help in the establishment of standards and good practice in GI and abdominal radiology
4. Provide expert input into curriculum developments in GI and abdominal radiology through the Royal
College of Radiologists
5. Encourage interest in GI radiology amongst trainees
6. Reflect the views of GI radiologists to other professional groups, and to become the official special
interest group for the Royal College of Radiologists.
7. Establish links with ESGAR and other professional bodies as appropriate
8. Keep members aware of political initiatives likely to affect their practice
BSGAR Annual Meeting
BSGAR organises a two-day scientific meeting each February with locations rotating around different
parts of the UK. The meetings combine lectures, interactive sessions and hands on breakout sessions for
interventionalists. The faculty is multi-disciplinary, and any practitioner with an interest in GI radiology is
encouraged to attend.
In addition, the meeting is preceded by two one-day workshops on a relevant topic. Recent workshops
have covered small bowel MRI and imaging the acute abdomen . Dates for the forthcoming annual
meetings are: 5-7th February 2020, Bath and 3-5th February 2021, Nottingham.
BSGAR membership is open to radiologists in the UK who have a special interest in Gastrointestinal and
Abdominal radiology and specialist registrars training in the UK interested in GI radiology. There is also
the option of associate membership for radiographers with a significant role in GI and Abdominal
Radiology and overseas membership for radiologists practicing outside the UK who have a special
interest in GI radiology.
Further information on BSGAR, annual meetings, educational resources and membership can be found
on the website as can an online form for membership application. Any queries can be made to the
BSGAR Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bsgar.org